Kristen Stewart is not on social media. And unfortunately for her fans, the actress says she won’t be changing her stance on Instagram and/or Twitter anytime soon.
Speaking to reporters after walking the red carpet at the Venice Film Festival on Friday, the actress said her public persona is something she’s still trying to find balance with.
“I’m not totally engaged socially,” Stewart acknowledged, according to The Hollywood Reporter, “but I feel like I’m not hiding.”
Due to her intense stardom during the years she played Bella in the Twilight saga, the 29-year-old was forced to be extremely private. It’s an instinct she still hasn’t let go of completely, but she’s working on being more open with the world.
“For a minute a few years ago I felt like I had to protect myself so much. And now I’m totally unguarded and it’s a beautiful feeling.
“It kind of toyed with me when I was younger and a little more insecure. Now it’s great that I have this position where I can feel really open about communicating with as many people as I possibly can,” she continued.
“I don’t have social media but there is an interaction that I acknowledge and at times I covet.”
Stewart is at the Venice Film Festival to promote her new film Seberg, in which she plays Jean Seberg, the 1960s French icon, actress and activist.
Asked if she harboured a desire to be more political in public, Stewart said it was something happening organically in the politically charged time we’re living in.
“There’s this polarised climate we’re living in and it’s not hard for me to show my politics. It comes up in my work and my day–to-day conversations. I like that interaction and I’m so lucky to have it.”
Still, social media is unlikely to be the way she’ll express her views.
“It doesn’t mean I’m going to start a public Instagram and start yelling at people.”
Seberg premiered at the Venice Film Festival on Friday and will be in cinemas later this year.